Second T20: England beat Pakistan by 23 runs
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In the second match of the series of four T20 matches, England defeated Pakistan by 23 runs. In the match played at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first. Batting first, the host team set Pakistan a target of 184 runs to win. England, batting first, scored 183 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

English batsman Will Jack scored 37, Jonny Bairstow 21, and Phil Salt 13 runs. Moeen Ali 4, Chris Jordan 3, Liam Livingston 2, and Harry Brook scored a run; Jofra Archer remained out with 12 runs. On behalf of Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed three players; Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf took two wickets each. Chasing a target of 184 runs, the Pakistani team was bowled out for 160 runs in the last over.

Fakhrzaman scored 45 and Babar Azam scored 32 runs for Pakistan. Apart from them, Iftikhar Ahmed (23), Imad Wasim (22), and Azam Khan scored 11 runs. Mohammad Amir 5, Shadab Khan 3, and Saeem Ayub scored 2 runs; Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for zero. It should be noted that the first match of the series between Pakistan and England was canceled due to rain.

 


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